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Twins, MLB announce record $8M in All Star community projects

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The Minnesota Twins and Major League Baseball made a big announcement Friday, revealing more details of this summer's All Star Game at Target Field.

Perhaps the best news is a record-breaking $8 million in funding for 13 Twin Cities community projects, ranging from a renovated Minneapolis Boys and Girls Club to developing a nature preserve in St. Paul.

This is the most extensive community legacy effort in All Star Game history, topping the $5 million in community projects in New York last year and $4 million in Kansas City the year before. Much of the $8 million is being contributed by the Twins Community Fund and the Pohlad Family Foundation.

A Twins spokesperson said the goal is to make each All Star game have a lasting effect on its host communities long after the end of the game.

Without this funding, officials said this charitable work in the Twin Cities would have to be put off for at least another 3 years.

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2014 MLB All Star Fans Choose grant program: http://atmlb.com/1lMWhU4

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